Proverbs 22

Proverbs 22:1  
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

Proverbs 22:2  
The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 22:3  
A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:4  
The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.

Proverbs 22:5  
Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked; whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Proverbs 22:6  
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:7  
The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22:8  
He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 22:9  
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 22:10  
Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; yes, quarrels and insults will stop.

Proverbs 22:11  
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king’s friend.

Proverbs 22:12  
Yahweh’s eyes watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

Proverbs 22:13  
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!”

Proverbs 22:14  
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit. He who is under Yahweh’s wrath will fall into it.

Proverbs 22:15  
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 22:16  
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:17  
Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 22:18  
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Proverbs 22:19  
I teach you today, even you, so that your trust may be in Yahweh.

Proverbs 22:20  
Haven’t I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge,

Proverbs 22:21  
To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?

Proverbs 22:22  
Don’t exploit the poor because he is poor; and don’t crush the needy in court;

Proverbs 22:23  
for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

Proverbs 22:24  
Don’t befriend a hot-tempered man. Don’t associate with one who harbors anger,

Proverbs 22:25  
lest you learn his ways and ensnare your soul.

Proverbs 22:26  
Don’t you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.

Proverbs 22:27  
If you don’t have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

Proverbs 22:28  
Don’t move the ancient boundary stone which your fathers have set up.

Proverbs 22:29  
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won’t serve obscure men.

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